On Thursday, a journalist was gunned down in the Mexican state of Veracruz. In response, the country’s president has said that protections for journalists are inadequate — a rare admission from a Mexican leader.
With Mexico recording all-time high daily coronavirus case counts in recent weeks, many are concerned about the government’s plans to send students back to in-person classes this month. But the United Nations Children’s Fund in Mexico says it supports the decision.
Officials called it a 200- to 500-year rain event, unlikely even at the lower end. But it fell on the burn scar from the 2019 Museum Fire. It flooded a school and dozens of homes. Some areas saw 4 inches of rain.
Earlier this week, officials in Mexico announced they had reached an agreement with protesters at a toll booth in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. But protesters say they aren’t confident leaders will keep their word.
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised concerns about a humanitarian crisis in the country as large numbers of people try to flee. In response, Mexico says it will begin accepting Afghan refugees.
A top Mexican official is throwing cold water on the prospect of northbound border crossing restrictions easing soon. The northbound crossing restrictions will have been in place for a year and a half on Sept. 21.
Zachary Justin drew from his outdoor environs in the Gila River Indian Community for the Roosevelt Row mural that features saguaros, birds, mountains and Indigenous symbols with a color palette that is heavy on blues, purples and magentas.
Navajo Nation officials have called for all flags on the vast reservation be flown at half-staff to honor former tribal President Kelsey Begaye. They said Begaye, who served as Navajo Nation president from 1999 to 2003, died of natural causes Friday in Flagstaff. He was 70.
The Cherokee Nation traveled to the Navajo Nation to continue talks on a proposed treaty between the two nations. The treaty would allow the nations to enter inter-governmental relations to support one another on a number of issues.
As Mexico prepares to reopen schools for the first time since the start of the pandemic, many are worried about the conditions their children’s schools are in. Last week, officials reported on the number of schools that were vandalized during the pandemic.
Daily coronavirus cases hit new record highs this week in Mexico. On Thursday, Mexico’s health ministry posted nearly 25,000 daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide — the second-straight record-setting day this week.